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Shiprock Woman Charged with Child Abuse

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Jazmyne Deschinny appeared in federal court on an indictment charging her with two counts of abandonment and abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm and three counts of abandonment and abuse of a child. Deschinny, 20, of Shiprock, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending a detention hearing set for Monday, October 23, 2023.

According to the indictment, on April 10, 2023, Deschinny was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and intoxicating substances, placing five minors under the age of 18 in a situation that may have endangered their life and health and that her alleged conduct resulted in great bodily harm to two of the minors.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted of the most serious allegation, Deschinny faces up to 18 years in prison.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with the assistance of the Navajo Police Department and Department of Criminal Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Marshall is prosecuting the case.

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Updated October 20, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-250